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CEO/Board of Directors
Venkat Rajaraman is the CEO of Cygni and an Advisory Committee member of National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), India.
He has over 25 years of experience in Product Design and Engineering Management. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Su-Kam Power Systems, a leading power back-up and RE solution provider from India. Earlier to moving to renewable energy space, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Portal Player, a company that was acquired by NVIDIA Corp in Jan 2007. He worked at Sun Microsystems, USA. He has BE degree from Madurai-Kamaraj University and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.Specialties: Solar / Renewable Energy, Project / Engineering Management, Product Design and Development.
Venkatji , this is how everyone knows him in Su-kam, a gifted leader and excellent human being- down to earth.
Board of Directors
Rahul Saraogi is the founder and Managing Director of Atyant Capital Advisors, advisor to the Atyant Capital family of funds.
In the last 14 years he has focused on the Indian markets. His mission is to consistently identify the best 10-15 investment ideas from among the thousands of publicly-traded Indian corporations. Rahul’s value-based investment philosophy stands apart due to his belief in the paramount importance of corporate governance, specifically how management operates with its minority shareholders in mind. Rahul is the author of Investing in India: A Value Investor’s Guide to the Biggest Untapped Opportunity in the World a definitive guide on navigating the Indian markets published by John Wiley & Sons. Rahul graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics. Outside of Atyant, he practices Vipassana, a 2,500 year-old meditation technique that helps people see things as they really are. Rahul splits time between Chennai, India and Miami.
Rahul Saraogi runs an India-focused investment fund and has spent the past decade researching and analyzing the Indian markets.
Board of Directors
Sateesh Andra is the Managing Director of Endiya Partners & serves on several boards. He was Founder/CEO of Euclid, a Silicon Valley start-up, in the IT Management Software space.
Sateesh Andra loves entrepreneurs with grit, clarity and focuses on execution. So, when he finds strong entrepreneurs, he rolls up his sleeves and becomes part-coach, part co-founder and part investor. Technology start-ups with strategic focus and clear value proposition drive Sateesh. His investing, co-founding, leadership and engineering experience, for the past seventeen years in U.S/India, all veer around technology. Besides helping evolve ideas into real businesses, Sateesh is involved with the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy with the objective of popularizing sports and promoting awareness of chronic diseases in the corporate world. Sateesh was a top-ranked Table Tennis player representing A.P State in Nationals. Sateesh holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Chief Operating Officer
Paramjit is the Chief Operating Officer. He has over 22 of experience in power & telecom sectors in both private and government sectors.
He has been part of Indian Telecommunications Service with Govt of India and has worked with companies like NTPC, BSNL, and Airtel. He has also been into multi-country leadership role at Colt Technologies. He held multiple leadership positions at Airtel for close to 10 years like national core planning head and national core operations head. Prior to Cygni, Paramjit was Circle CTO at Airtel for over a year. Paramjit holds a B.Tech in instrumentation and control engineering and an MBA in Marketing and Business Strategy from MDI Gurgaon.
General Manager – HR & Admin
Ramakrishna (RK) is the General Manager – HR at Cygni. He has over 25 years of experience in HR and Project Management. Prior to Cygni, he was with Su-Kam as Senior Project Manager and with Nvidia as a Sr. Executive. He has over 25 years of relevant industry experience. He has an MBA degree in HR from Osmania University.
Ramakrishna brings vast experience in Human Resources Management and General Administration.
B. Krishna Prasad
General Manager – Supply Chain
Krishna Prasad (KP) is an experienced professional with 24 years of experience in Global Sourcing & Procurement domain with an exceptional understanding of Global & Local Purchases, Vendor Development and Sub-Contacts. He has worked for various manufacturing organizations & MNCs like India markets, Bharat Forge Ltd. – Pune, American Power Conversion – Bangalore, VMC Systems Ltd. – Hyderabad, Solar Idea Pvt. Ltd. - Hyderabad. His industry experience spans across Inverter (Power), Telecom & Solar segments.
Krishna brings a deep understanding of the development process for complex problems and a vast experience in SCM.
General Manager – R&D
Sasidhar is the General Manager – R&D at Cygni. Sasi has over 20 years of experience in design and development of products for telecom, infra and power sectors. He was associated in the past with Enersys Astra Limited, CMC and ICSA India Ltd in various senior technical positions. Sasi has a B.Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Sasidhar has a sharp eye for details and has the unique skill of grasping complex technical issues and narrow it down to the minimal viable product.
General Manager – Business Development
Mani Chidambareshwar is the General Manager Business Development. He has over 25 years of experience in Association with various MNCs like Simpsons, Eicher, Essar, Srei, Lanco, Transstory, Gmmcocat associated with various sectors Power, Steel, Refinery, Roads, High Rise Buildings and Infrastructure, He also has been acclimatized in African and the Middle East countries. Prior to joining Cygni, he was Heading Operations in Dosan Solar and also associated with IIT Madras Solar thermal solutions. Mani is a Mechanical Engineer and an MBA in Marketing and Business Strategy from Andhra University .
Deputy General Manager – Projects
Badrinath is the Dy. General Manager – Projects at Cygni. Badri has over 17years of experience in Product Engineering, Design Operations, Pre-sales etc. His last assignment was at Lineage Power Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. Prior to that, he has worked at Enersys Astra Ltd, Hyd and at Mindteck India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. Badri has a B.Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Badrinath brings proven expertise in SDLC, STLC and brings functional exposure in managing the design operations with key focus on bottom line profitability.
Dy. General Manager – Production
Venkata Rao is the Dy. General Manager – Production at Cygni. Venkata has over 20 years of experience in production processes for electronics industries. His last assignment was at Embedded IT Solutions, Hyderabad. Prior to that, he has worked at Sanmina, Chennai, Nokia India Pvt. Ltd, Chennai. Venkata has a B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
Venkata Rao brings vast experience in the production process and control. He has a unique skill of time and resource management.
DGM – Marketing
Nandkishore handles B2C Marketing initiatives at Cygni. He has over 7 years of experience across multiple sectors including IT, Manufacturing and E-commerce. His last stint was with an e-commerce startup based out of Bangalore as Head of Marketing. He is an IIM Ahmedabad Alum with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer engineering From NIT-Karnataka.
Nandkishore specializes in Multi-channel Marketing with a focus on B2C marketing.
National Head - FSM
Vishwanadh is the National Head - FSM at Cygni Energy. He has over 11 years of experience in Field Service Operations. Before joining Cygni, he worked with Syska LED Pvt. Ltd. as Regional Service Manager and with Wipro Lightings as Service Manager. He has worked across multiple industry sectors like Lighting and Building Management System over the course of his career. He was involved in the development of the best practices guidelines for a large-scale distribution network involving more than 600 partners in Southern India. He has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad.
DGM – SCM
Challarao is responsible for Supply Chain Management at Cygni. Challarao Is an Electronics graduate, with over 27 years of experiences spanning across Power Electronics, Telecom, Solar, Defense and railways Sector. His areas of expertise involve procurement, global sourcing, and domestic procurements. He has worked with organizations like Aquaguard and HBL Power System Ltd.